Patient Care Assistant II

Catholic Health Initiative Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke's Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke's also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Responsible for opening sterile supplies, assisting with patient positioning, coordinating and assisting with the set up and cleanup of the operating rooms as well as assisting team members in the delivery of patients to and from the operating room

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Reviews the OR schedule daily, tracking and monitoring the necessary pick-up and delivery of patients to and from the operating rooms as needed to ensure timely surgical starts

  • Opens and assists the team with supplies, instrument sets, suture selection and meeting benchmark turnovers

  • Assists the surgical suite in patient positioning, surgical preps, clipping and aids in the retrieving of x-rays, equipment set up and tracking and removing instruments to and from the operating room suites

  • Rounds within their assigned surgical rooms to ensure that all turnovers are met and Supports the necessary patient movement and flow

  • Assists Registered Nurses, Surgical Scrubs and the Surgeons while preventing the disruption of the surgical case by retrieving supplies, relaying messages and managing the ancillary support of the surgical team

  • Anticipates the needs of the surgical team members and provides the necessary support and knowledge of surgical supplies, instruments and sutures

  • Sets up and tears down laparoscopic equipment, ensuring that printers, cameras and tubing is properly processed and arranged

  • Ensures that used surgical instruments are cleaned, replaced and properly returned to the decontamination department within SPD

  • Assists in the pre-operative patient preparation once the patient has arrived in the operating room/includes placing grounding pad on patient and ensuring that the device is properly connected

  • Obtains the necessary skin preparation solutions and prepares the prep stand as needed

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED Required

  • Minimum of one (1) year of direct patient care experience

Licensure or Certification:

  • Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand and develop processes that assist and aid the surgical team

  • Good knowledge of operating room etiquette/processes/medical terminology

  • Demonstrate competency in the opening and storing of sterile surgical supplies/sterile field

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in the following environments: exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues, exposure to harmful chemicals, and exposure to radiation

  • Ability to stand, walk, reach, lift/carry more than 50 pounds, and push/pull more than 50 pounds - continuously, 67%-100% of the time.

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Patient Care Assistant II

Catholic Health Initiative